Did you know Grant County Farm Bureau once had an agent who sold insurance by air? Stanley Smrcka was featured in the May 1953 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Journal for his unique, high-flying techniques. Read more about Smrcka and his farming background in the published article below.
Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s roots date back to the early 1900s, when farmers and ranchers were dealing with the results of the stock market crash, the Great Depression and starvation-level farm prices.
Clarence Roberts, editor of The Oklahoma Farmer-Stockman, was convinced the answer to the problems of Oklahoma farmers and ranchers was a farm organization to serve as one voice for the state’s rural community. Although his early attempts to rally farmers behind Farm Bureau failed, his determination eventually led to the creation of OKFB.